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Paranormal phenomena

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2013]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This volume explores the topic of paranormal phenomena by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the existence of ghosts, psychic abilities, reincarnation, and extraterrestrial spacecraft. Scientists, parapsychologists, theologians, and others consider whether research and study of the paranormal is scientifically  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737763348 0737763345 9780737763355 0737763353
OCLC Number: 809612725
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Do paranormal phenomena exist? Skeptics ignore evidence for paranormal phenomena / Winston Wu --
Evidence of paranormal phenomena has not been found / Health and Medicine Week --
Evidence supports the existence of ghosts / Tim Weisberg --
Evidence does not currently support the existence of ghosts / Benjamin Radford --
Evidence supports the existence of UFOs / Lee Speigel --
Evidence does not support the existence of UFOs / James Oberg --
Evidence supports the existence of psychic phenomena / Melissa Burkley --
Evidence does not support the existence of psychic phenomena / Robert Todd Carroll --
ch. 2. Why do people believe in paranormal phenomena? Brain activity influences belief in paranormal phenomena / Sharon Begley --
Higher education is linked to belief in paranormal phenomena / Brad Steiger --
A variety of factors may influence belief in paranormal phenomena / Robert Roy Britt --
Paranormal reality television shows encourage belief in paranormal phenomena / Sharon Hill --
Paranormal reality television shows reflect cultural issues / Deonna Kelli Sayed --
ch. 3. Are paranormal investigations and practices legitimate? Psychic detectives aid police investigations / Noreen Renier --
Psychic detectives do not aid police investigations / Peter M. Nardi --
Mediums communicate with the dead / Julie Beischel, interviewed by Dean Radin --
The medium is not the messenger / James Randi --
The study of paranormal phenomena is legitimate science / Jack Porter --
The study of paranormal phenomena is not legitimate science / Sharon Hill.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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This volume explores the topic of paranormal phenomena by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the existence of ghosts, psychic abilities, reincarnation, and extraterrestrial spacecraft. Scientists, parapsychologists, theologians, and others consider whether research and study of the paranormal is scientifically viable. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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